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Sep 4, 2013; New York, NY, USA; David Ferrer (ESP) during his match against Richard Gasquet (FRA) on day 10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

David Ferrer beats Rafael Nadal at Paris Masters to advance to finals

Spain’s David Ferrer topped fellow countryman Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the Paris Masters on Saturday, beating the top-ranked player in the world to the tune of 6-3, 7-5. Ferrer’s opponent for Sunday’s final will be Novak Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer to advance.

Ferrer spoke about his win afterwards:

That might have been my best performance of the season.


I played a very complete match and I knew that to beat Rafa I had to give my best. Maybe he started a bit nervously with more errors than usual, but the second set was really tough.


It was a big blow when I couldn’t serve out the match at 5-4. You can’t afford to let opportunities slip against Rafa. In the key moments you always have more self-doubt, but I just tried to put that game behind me and refocus (Reuters).

The victory over Nadal was a rare one of Ferrer, who went into Saturday’s match sporting a 4-20 career win-loss record against Rafa.

[Source: Reuters]

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